Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) was established under the Standards Act No.16 of 1995 to formulate national standards, promote and facilitate their implementation with a view to improving industrial competitiveness and efficiency to enhance trade, and protect the consumer and the environment. The formulation of Botswana Standards is done through a consultative process and general consensus principle through technical committees. These technical committees are made up of experts from different stakeholders to ensure balanced representation.
During the preparation of Botswana Standards, assistance is mainly derived from other standards from national, regional and/ or international standardization bodies and adopted or adapted to suite our cultural, climatic, industrial or economic environment.
As part of the consultation process BOBS, before adopting a standard, allows for the submission of comments on the draft standard by interested parties, who are directly and indirectly affected by the standard, for a minimum period of 60 day.
To view advertisements entailing lists of Drafts circulated for public comments follow the links below, and contact BOBS for further information: